Iraq: Weekly AFP surveillance feedback - Report no. 40, for international week 45 ending 09 Nov 2008

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1. Annualized AFP rate/ 100,000 in children under 15 years of age, by province (Fig. 1):

During the first 45 weeks of 2008, 277 AFP cases were reported from all 19 DoHs. The annualized AFP rate of => 2 per 100,000 of the population under 15 years of age (Fig 1) has been attained for the country as a whole in addition to 18 DoHs. The province of Babil is still below the critical line of two this week, Babil is still a long way from achieving this indicator, despite our repeated messages. Series of advocacy meeting will be conducted in Babil DoH, to address Babil's poor performance in almost all surveillance indicators.